Virginia Cooperative Extension Services

Grayson County Extension Office

122 Davis Street • P.O. Box 129

Independence, VA 24348

Phone: (276) 773-2491Fax: (276) 773-2729

Website: http://offices.ext.vt.edu/grayson/

Kevin Spurlin

Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent and Unit Coordinator

Email: spurlink@vt.edu

Duties:

Deliver timely and pertinent Extension educational programs which are a product of research generated at Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, 12 Agricultural Research and Extension Centers, and from leading research institutions around the world. Extension Agents conduct educational programs that help sustain profitability of agricultural and forestry production while protecting and enhancing land and water resources. Educational efforts specific to Grayson County target areas of animals and animal products; plants and plant products; natural resources and the environment; economics and commerce; families, youth and communities; emergency preparedness for natural disasters; and pest management.

Erin Farmer

4-H Youth Development Agent

Email: efarmer@vt.edu

Duties:

4-H is the comprehensive youth development program of Virginia Cooperative Extension. Youth between the ages of 5 and 18 engage in hands-on learning experiences under the guidance of adult or teen 4-Hvolunteers trained by 4-H agents. 4-H programs develop effective citizenship, leadership, and other life skills in youth. 4-H members are taught how to make decisions, manage resources, work with others, and utilize effective communication skills.

Pattie Fields

Smart Choices Nutrition Education Program (SCNEP) Assistant

Email: pfields@vt.edu

Duties:

Low-income individuals are at higher risk than other groups for developing most chronic diseases and obesity, a risk factor in many diseases. These individuals also have higher risks than other groups for food-borne illness and low-birth-weight infants. At the same time, these individuals are least able to afford the cost of medical care because of having inadequate or no health insurance. The SCNEP program teach members of food stamp households and other low-income families essential knowledge, skills, and food behaviors needed for optimal nutrition and disease-prevention.

Grant Computer Center

About

Overwhelmed by digital technology? Across the country, older adults who grew up in a predigital age are finding more help to navigate the wired world.   One place that you can come for help is in Troutdale, Virginia. The Grange Hall #959 operates the Grant Computer Center which is open weekdays and has Wi-Fi 24/7 outside the building. We have ten standalone desktop computers with high speed internet and a conference room perfect for a startup business or teaching the basics of computer usage. We provide business class equipment and software. We also have a GED program in our center for anyone interested in adult education classes.  The Grant Computer Center is operated by volunteers and is open free to the public with the exception of a minimal charge for printing.   There is always a smiling face during operating hours to steer you in the right direction while navigating the digital highway. Digital beginners and experts alike, at any age, are always welcome. Call about the “beginning computer” classes on Thursday nights.

Hours & Contact

Monday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thursday: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Grant Computer Center

840 Grange Hall Road

Troutdale, VA 24378

Phone: 276-221-1716

Email: grantcomputercenter@gmail.com

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Health & Aging

Children Services Act

CSA Policy Procedure 2016 (click here)

What is the Children’s Services Act for AT-Risk Youth and Families?

Known also as the CSA, it is a Virginia law designed to help troubled youths and their families. State and local agencies, parents and private service providers work together to plan and provide services. Local FAPT and CPMT teams will provide guidance in this area for Grayson County.

The Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT):

CPMT coordinates agency efforts, manages the available funds, and see the eligible youths and their families get help.

The Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT):

FAPT looks at the strengths and needs of the individual youth and families, decides what services to off and prepares a service plan thru Family Engagements. Both teams include parents, staff from Community Services Boards, Court Service Units, Department of Health, Social Services, Public Schools and Private Providers.

How to find out if my child is eligible?

Contact your local Children’s Services Act Coordinator

CSA Coordinator

Teena Bishop

Grayson County

P.O. Box 434

Independence, Virginia 24348

276-773-2452 Ext: 207

t.bishop@dss.virginia.gov

For Further Information on CSA: Visit the Office of Children’s Services for AT-Risk Youth and Families’ web page http://www.csa.virginia.gov

Meetings of the CPMT Board are scheduled to be held the third Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Grayson County Board Room. As the day and time is subject to change, the agency may be called for updated schedules.

Meetings of the FAPT Team are scheduled to be held the second Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Grayson County Department of Social Services Conference Room. As the day and time is subject to change, the agency may be called at any time for updated schedules.

911 Services

Twin County E 911 Commission

353 N. Main Street

Galax, Virginia 24333

Local Phone: 276-236-5122

Grayson County Rx Card

The County RX Card is a free discount prescription card which will help taxpayers and citizens reduce their high prescription drug cost at local Pharmacy’s, Walmart and Sams Club. The County RX Card is for everyone, patients who are at the lowest income levels, middle income levels, high income levels, un-insured, under insured, self insured, disabled and seniors generally over the age of 50. High prescription costs can affect anyone, including your Mom, Dad, Grand Parents, Aunts, Uncles, Brothers, Sisters, Children, Friends and you’re Neighbors. Everyone knows someone who could benefit from the County RX Card.

Grayson RX Card
Grayson Rx card save money on prescriptions

County RX Cards are available at the following locations:

Grayson County Administrators Office-(individually or in bulk)

All offices on the 2nd Floor of the Grayson County Courthouse

Grayson County Sheriff’s Department

Grayson County Social Services

Woody’s Pharmacy

Walters Drug

Grayson Highlands Family Medicine

Independence Family Care Center

Patton Motorcycle Sales

Each individual who purchases prescriptions must have a card. Please visit one of these locations to pick up a card or logon to http://www.countyrxcard.com and download a printable version of the card.

If you have questions, please contact the County Administrator’s office at 276-773-2471.

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